Becky + Alison’s Hand Lettered Rustic Wedding Invitations

These rustic wedding invitations from Kim at Bright Room Studio are just so pretty! Kim combined her own whimsical hand lettering and illustrated details with a nature-inspired color palette of green ink on kraft paper for a softer spin on rustic invitation design. And how gorgeous is that RSVP postcard? Love!

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From Kim: This design was special to me. When California overturned Prop 8 back in 2013, I really wanted to do something to celebrate. So I decided to give away a custom designed invitation suite to a same sex couple. I received some amazing love stories, but the overall theme was that love really does conquer all. I could really feel the love just through the email from Becky and Alison so I selected them! They are the sweetest couple who love being outside, so the rustic invitation design was an obvious direction to go.

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The design is entirely hand-lettered with lots of leafy and organic touches. The tree is an illustration of a tree that was very special to them, so it was the perfect emblem for their paper goods. We then letterpress printed the design in a deep green on kraft with a little pop of blue for the details card to represent the water. Becky and Alison are a really special couple and I’m so glad that they got to celebrate their wedding!

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Thanks Kim!

Bright Room Studio is a member of the Designer Rolodex  – you can see more of Kim’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Bright Room Studio

Dana + Ben’s Whimsical Gold Engraved Wedding Invitations

When it comes to wedding invitations there’s really just nothing more classic (or classically beautiful) than engraved text in gold ink. Jackie of Sincerely, Jackie wanted to balance her client’s whimsical style with the bride’s parents’ desire for classic engraving. The resulting design pairs gold with blush pink envelopes and a lace ribbon to tie the whole suite together. Totally romantic and totally perfect.

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From JackieWhen Dana, my bride, reached out to me, she was so excited to find a way to match her whimsical, romantic style with the classic engraving that her parents requested for her invitations. Her wedding was a colorful celebration taking place in Colorado, but she wanted something subtle and sweet for her invitations. We settled on a beautifully balanced design highlighting Dana and Ben’s names. The design was printed with traditional engraving in gold ink on thick, off-white cotton paper. The blush pink metallic envelopes and lace ribbon added a soft, feminine touch.

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Thanks Jackie!

Photo Credits: Sincerely, Jackie

Erin + Taylor’s Romantic Blush and Gray Wedding Invitations

Ah, blush and gray. Such a timeless color combination! Especially when paired with gorgeous calligraphy and elegant lace-inspired blind (no-ink) letterpress printed details. Which is exactly what Nichole from Coral Pheas­ant did with these romantic wedding invitations!

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From NicholeErin and Taylor’s romantic and elegant invitation suite let guests know that this was a celebration not to be missed! Work­ing hand-in-hand with Erin and Sta­cie Shea Events, we cre­ated a beau­ti­ful wedding invitation suite putting a fresh spin on clas­sic ele­ments.

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On the main invitation, angled type and calligraphy by Brown Linen Design are framed with a floral border blind debossed on double-thick Crane’s Lettra. The thick cotton stock allows the blind impression to be deep and visually prominent – but in a subtle way. Blush envelopes with coordinating vintage stamps add a dash of color. The entire suite was wrapped in delicate lace ribbon inspired by the bride’s gown and veil.

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The paper elements came full circle at the wedding and reception, with design details carried over to the programs, place cards, event signage, blanket wraps and foil stamped menus. 

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Thanks Nichole!

Stationery Design + Styling: Coral Pheasant
Calligraphy: Brown Linen Design

Coral Pheasant is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Nichole’s beautiful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more invitation inspiration!

Photo Credits: Stationery Photography­: Athena Bludé Photography / Event Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Rachel + Peter’s Gold Foil and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Now that the holiday season is behind us – it’s time to get back to wedding invitations! I’m so excited to share this beautiful gold foil and calligraphy wedding invitation from Sally of la Happy as our first wedding invitation of 2015. Enjoy!

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From Sally: Peter and Rachel were a wonderful couple to work with. Rachel has such a fun personality and from the minute we started working together we were on the same page with the look and feel for her wedding stationery: hand lettering, kraft paper with white lettering, bits of kelly green, light pink and gold foil!

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We started off by designing their save the date cards. We paired gold foil calligraphy brush lettering with an adorable, digitally-printed photo of the couple (just look at those pink hearts!). The reverse side of the card reads, “The Future is Looking Bright!” with custom illustrations of his and her sunglasses. The wedding was held at a beach town in North Carolina, so we wanted to give gusts a beachy, fun vibe with the save the dates. We also created the couple’s monogram – to use across all of their paper goods – which we stamped on the outside of all of the kraft paper envelopes.

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The invitation set was created in a color scheme of light gray, kraft, light pink, and cream. The entire set was printed digitally and with gold foil… with a little letterpress thrown in! The invitation was designed with a clean, modern typeface and custom calligraphy (no calligraphy fonts here!) and then gold foil stamped onto light pink card stock. We wanted the invitations to be fun and a little bit modern.

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The invitation sets were tied together with adorable black and white twine. Strung around the twine were custom, letterpress-printed tags (printed in a beautiful, rich, black ink) with the bride and groom’s monogram. The sets were then mailed in light-gray envelopes lined in a peachy/pink envelope liner. The return addresses on the outer envelopes were gold-foil-stamped (which was such a great combo against the gray!). I then calligraphed the guests addresses in black ink.

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The response cards were double-sided and printed on a soft, cream card stock. The cards incorporated a little southern feel with the wording. The response cards were digitally printed and then we added some gold foil details such as a gold heart with the word “yes!” in calligraphy. The response envelopes were a beautiful light kelly/moss green. They were white matte foil stamped with the return address and then we used custom postage for the return postage.

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Rachel and Peter’s wedding invitations also included one of my favorite combos: kraft paper with white matte foil stamping. The information cards were a mix of modern typefaces and custom calligraphy. I love the way they look paired with all of the other colors!

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Thanks so much Sally!

Design + Calligraphy: la Happy

la Happy is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of Sally’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Katie Parra Photography

Lindsay + Ryan’s Modern Boho Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I’m so excited to start the week off with this bright and colorful wedding invitation suite from Melissa at Atheneum Creative! In addition to all the wonderful pops of color, I’m loving all the fun details in this suite – from hand lettered hang tags to custom illustrations!

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From MelissaI loved this wedding! The color, the illustration, the type, everything! Lindsay and Ryan had a boho style wedding and the sky was the limit on the amount of fun and color for the whole day!

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We knew were were going to incorporate a lot of hand drawn elements, a lot of illustration and tons of color – so for the save the date we started with an illustration of the couple that really represented their style and personality.

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We had fun with the invitation wording and also brought in the love of the couple’s favorite movie — UP.

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We incorporated a block with Lindsay and Ryan’s hand lettered names on the envelopes and hang tags. A pair of birds (which came from matching tattoos on the bride and groom) also represented the couple through all the wedding stationery. We took tons of elements from the save the date and invitation to create a lot of the day of materials like napkins and stir sticks.

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Melissa was also kind enough to send over the ceremony programs that she created for Lindsay and Ryan’s wedding – so we’ll be seeing those in a separate post coming up soon!

Atheneum Creative is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography